Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Whew! That was fun!

Hi super friends! I hope that you were able to come out and join us for the North Park Festival of the Arts! We sure had a great time, and we enjoyed seeing some familiar vendors and meeting some new ones!

This is my favorite event of the year, as the crowd is always really friendly and out to have a great time (being next to the craft beer area sure helps)! We're able to offer some great discounted spaces for our vendors through our group, which makes us feel good! Thank you all for participating.

For the next few months, we're hoping to do some of the Friday Night Liberty events the first Friday of the month in Liberty Station. Our lovely Velvet Klaw has her fabulous screen printing studio there. Make sure and stop by every first Friday to see her lovely shop and studio, and even sign up for a screen printing class! And vendors, please let us know if you're interesting in participating!

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

May's Craft Night is Cancelled

Due to scheduling conflicts, we have to cancel this month's Craft Night event which was to be held on Tues., the 24th. We hope to back next month. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for understanding.

Your Craft Mafia Crew

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TV Segments, Swag Bags and Fashion Shows, oh my!

This week is an exciting one! We have three things going on that will be making our Spring Line Up section of the North Park Festival of the Arts, kick a$$ this year!

On television: Be sure to tune in! We will have our vendors previewing their wares for sale on 5/15 in North Park!

TV segments scheduled:

May 11th, 6:15AM KUSI - R. Priest Ellgy Co & Jewels of Friendship
May 12th, 6:45AM KFMB - Belle Pepper Couture dog Fashion Show!
May 12th, 7:45AM FOX5 - Belle Pepper Couture dog Fashion Show!
May 14th, 8:40AM San Diego 6 - Vee. Y Designs
May 14th, 9:40AM San Diego 6 - In 2 Details

Swag Bags:

We have received all sorts of coupons and cool knick nacky stuff for the bags. We also have over $1200 dollars in merchandise total in the bags! Thanks to South Sun, Southern California Local Bead Store Association members in the San Diego region, Funky Finds and the vendors of the Spring Line Up. We will be handing them out starting at 10am from the south side of the Craft Lounge, located near University and Ray St.

Fashion Shows:

We will have two fashion shows on the Main Street Stage.

The 12pm show will feature dogs wearing Belle Pepper Couture.
The 2pm show will feature the many different vendors of the North Park Craft Mafia's Spring Line Up section.

Here are the vendors who will participating this Sunday!

Members of the North Park Craft Mafia
Belle Pepper Couture
Velvet Klaw
Meagan Rae Designs
Artista Muerta
Friends of the North Park Craft Mafia
Attic 802
Bad Bird Designs
Be Bop Baby
Bella Cute
Dots One of a Kind Glass Gems
I wish I had a Penquin Friend
In 2 Details
Jewels of Friendship
Jonestein Thought Factory
Laurie Jo Designs
Little Partridge
Little Pink Plum
Mi Bazaar Latino
Naughty Blonde Redux
Penquin Bot
R. Priest Ellgy Co.
Vee. Y Design
With Heart by Elaine
Zedena Designs

We will see you there on Sunday!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Join Us For a Night of Fashion at "Friday Night Liberty" - May 6th!

You're invited to the NTC Promenade Arts & Cultural District for a FREE evening of happenings. On May 6th, Arts Meets Fashion, collaboration between local fashion designers & artists offers an outdoor dance performance at Legacy Plaza. Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater presents a preview of New Voices with 2 sections from "Hunters Trilogy" and a cast of 10 dancers. Followed by a Fashion Show & Open Catwalk in the Rose Garden. See featured designer's fashions and then join in the action yourself! Show up wearing fashions from local designers, fill out a note card for the MC to read, and strut your stuff!

Be sure to stop by the Velvet Klaw Studios, located in Barracks 19, for a hands-on screen printing and t-shirt reconstruction demo! Bring a light colored t-shirt and print your own shirt to cut up, restyle and take home! Screen printing is a fun way to create your own fashions!

There will also be several crafty vendors who will be set up around the venue selling their wares. Look for them next to the Visions Art Museum and Barracks 19! It's the perfect time to get some Mother's Day shopping done with lots of unique items available for purchase. Check 'em out - Attic 802, Hey Hot Stems, Little Pink Plum, Tabou Treasures, Tora Jewelry, Vee Y. Design, Wink Artisans, Zabana Essentials, & Zedena Designs.

Other happenings for the evening include: The Gilded Cage at fiveloaves twofish * Evolution Transformed at VISIONS ART Museum: Contemporary Quilts and Textiles * Wired at ARTS A Reason to Survive * Mannequin Project Exhibitions** at ARTS A Reason to Survive * Sophie's Gallery * Art Meets Fashion Artists Exhibition-Weiss Gallery @ Dance Place presented by Jean Isaacs SD Dance Theater * Jeans 4 Justice exhibit in the Martha Pace Swift Gallery * View works of art at seven different galleries * explore the resident artists' studios, dance studios and fitness studios, enjoy coffee and artisan chocolates at Chi Chocolate.

Download the event flyer!

Friday, May 6th
5 pm - 8 pm
2640 Historic Decatur Road, SD, 92106
For more information call (619) 573-9260 or visit www.NTCPromenad...

** Photo from the Mannequin Project. Courtesy of Debbie Solan.